spiritual gift and talents
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Read: Mathew 25:14-29


Meditation verse:

“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them…” (Romans 12:6)


Your spiritual gift is the ability you receive from the Holy Spirit after your salvation. You receive it by grace and not by your efforts. God expects you to use it to profit His kingdom. Your gift could be spiritual, such as the gift of healing or prophecy. It could be physical such as a creative or musical ability. It could also be mental, such as an intellectual ability or great leadership skills. I Corinthians 12:4-7 says, “there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all”


Here are some things to note about spiritual gift(s)

  • God gives spiritual gifts in different measures and proportions. In today’s reading, we see the parable of the talents, where the master gave his servants measures of five, two and one.
  • Your spiritual gift was given to you for a purpose. “And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that the Lord has commanded.” (Exodus 36:1). God expects you to use yours to expand His kingdom.
  • When you use it for God’s glory, He will multiply it. Many great musicians like Beyonce and late Whitney Houston began their singing careers in the church.
  • If you do not utilise your spiritual gift, it would diminish in value and eventually disappear. The master referred to the servant who buried his talent as unprofitable and collected it back from him.
  • Your gift is the easiest route to your success and wealth because you are uniquely gifted to do what only you can do in a way that only you can do it. “A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.
  • Lastly, when all is said and done, you will stand before the Judge and Master to give an account of how you used your gift. (Mathew 25:15)

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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